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India will review FTA’s, says PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday made his maiden foray into the foreign policy realm by announcing a review of the various Foreign Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed by the previous BJP-led NDA government.
URGENT: Stay GE-Free: Reject the US-Australia FTA
If Howard and Bush’s so-called ’free trade’ deal is confirmed by the Australian parliament and senate (WHICH CAN ONLY HAPPEN IF THE ALP VOTES WITH THE GOVERNMENT), genetically engineered crops and foods will be forced down our throats and onto our farms, and our hopes for GE-free Australia will end!!
India to take re-look at free trade pact with Thailand
India will take a hard re-look at the free trade agreement with Thailand which the Vajpayee Government initiated last year.
Thailand: Govt accused of lying about drugs in FTA Trade pact
The government lied when it said it would exclude medicines from the list of products included under the prospective freetrade agreement between Thailand and the United States, a seminar was told yesterday.
Libya gets go-ahead for WTO talks
The World Trade Organisation has given the green light for Libya to begin talks on becoming a member. The decision, which received US backing at a meeting in Geneva, is the latest sign of Libya’s rehabilitation in the international community.
US, Oman sign TIFA, agree to begin FTA negotiations
The United States and the Gulf state of Oman July 7 signed an agreement aimed at promoting bilateral trade and investment and agreed to begin free trade negotiations later this year.
Dominican Republic to join proposed US-Central America trade pact
The Dominican Republic will join a proposed free-trade pact with the United States and five countries of Central America known as CAFTA, US officials said.
Thailand fails to deliver list of FTA demands
Thailand has failed to present a list of products it wants the government to remove from the items subject to Japanese import regulations, according to government sources.
Australia and Malaysia explore FTA
Australia and Malaysia have paved the way for a free trade agreement between the two countries.
FTA ’first step to destroying PBS’
The Medical Journal of Australia, published by the Australian Medical Association, this week carries two articles claiming the free trade agreement (FTA) will undermine the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
M’sia to assess free trade deal prospects with Australia
Australia and Malaysia will examine the possibility of a free trade agreement today at a meeting of senior government officials, Trade Minister Mark Vaile’s office said.
Bilateral Treaties Undermine Rights
Bilateral trade treaties have hit stormy waters in recent weeks, drawing criticism from French President Jacques Chirac, a leading world economist and human rights groups alike.
Morocco gets US free trade deal
A free trade agreement between Morocco and the United States has come into immediate effect.
Tridge fears FTA patent war
One of Australia’s most recognised Linux developers, Dr Andrew Tridgell, has attacked the proposed Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA), claiming it could pit local open source developers against Microsoft in a "patent war".
Australian Senate urged to block the FTA
Leading unions, doctors and welfare groups are urging the Senate to block the free trade agreement with the United States.
FTA: Empowers the rich and weakens the poor
The beginning of the nineties is defined by President Bush (Senior)’s call to establish a united continent for free trade. All countries will become rich by liberalizing their markets. The FTAAs will be a miracle.
How US is turning AIDS into big business
The reason for President Museveni’s renewed vigour to support US ideologies in the battle against HIV/Aids is becoming clearer after Bangkok, Thailand.
Taiwan: US trade envoy to examine IPR progress
Charles Freeman, assistant US trade representative for China affairs, is scheduled to meet officials at the Ministry of Economic Affairs today, marking the first trade talks between the two countries since October 2002, a government official said yesterday.
A debate about more than trade
It would be easy to dismiss the hesitation we see in Congress over the Bush administration’s proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with Morocco as just another chapter in the ongoing debate between free traders and protectionists.
FTA BACKLASH: Farmers petition the King
A leading farming group says it has petitioned His Majesty the King to call on the government to withdraw milk and dairy products from Thailand’s free-trade agreement (FTA) with Australia.